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Lisa R. Lampert-Weissig


Ph.D. (UC Berkeley)

Katzin Endowed Chair of Jewish Civilizations

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UCSD Hellman Fellow
Recipient of UC President's Fellowship in the Humanities

My research explores questions of anti-Semitism and representations of the outsider in literatures in English, French, and German. My current projects include a book on the legend of the Wandering Jew in medieval and modern contexts and essays on antisemitism and aesthetics, medieval and modern antisemitic conspiracism and on representations of race and monstrosity in popular culture.

Medieval Literature and Postcolonial Studies . Edinburgh University Press, 2010.

Gender and Jewish Difference from Paul to Shakespeare . University of Pennsylvania Press, Middle Ages Series, 2004.

"Race, Periodicity, and the (Neo-) Middle Ages," Modern Language Quarterly 65. (2004): 391-421.

"'O My Daughter’: the schöne Jüdin and the neuer Jude in Hermann Sinsheimer’s Maria Nunnez," The German Quarterly 71.3 (Summer 1998): 254-270.

"The Once and Future Jew: Little Robert of Bury, Historical Memory and the Croxton Play of the Sacrament," Jewish History 15.3 (2001):235-255.

“Why is the Knight Different from all other Knights?”: Anti-Semitism and the Old French Grail Romances,” JEGP (April 2007): 225-242.

"A Latter Day Eve: Reading Twilight though Paradise Lost," The Journal of Religion and Popular Culture 23:3 (2011): 330-341.

“Mormon Female Gothic: Blood, Birth and the Twilight Saga,” The Journal of Dracula Studies 13 (2011).

“Left Behind, the Holocaust, and that Old Time Antisemitism,” The Journal of Popular Culture 45 (2012): 497-515.

“The Vampire as Dark and Glorious Necessity in George Sylvester Viereck’s House of the Vampire and Hanns Heinz Ewers’ Vampir,” in Open Graves, Open Minds: Representations of Vampires from the Enlightenment to the Present Day, eds. Samantha George and Bill Hughes, Manchester University Press, 2013: 79-95. 

“Taking Dracula’s Pulse: Historicizing the Vampire” in The Vampire Goes to College: Essays on Teaching with the Undead, ed. Lisa Nevarez, McFarland, 2013: 32-44.

“The Uncanny Human Condition in Being Human,” in Race and Vampire Narrative: Darker than the Night, ed. U. Melissa Anyiwo, Sense Publications, 2015: 65-80. 

“The Wandering Jew as Relic,” English Language Notes, Fall 2015: 83-96. 

 The Vanished Stumbling Stones of Villingen,” Tablet, June 3, 2015.

 The Pardoner and the Jews,” Exemplaria 28.4 (2016): 337-360.

“The Transnational Wandering Jew and the Medieval English Nation,” Literature Compass 13 (2016): 771–783.

“The Time of the Wandering Jew in the De Brailes Hours and the Chronica Majora,” Philological Quarterly 96.2 (2017): 171-202.

“You had to have been there”: The Importance of Place in Teaching Jewish History and Literature,” in Jews in Medieval England: Teaching Representations of the 'Other,’ eds. Tison Pugh and Miriamne Krummel, Palgrave/Macmillan, 2017, 245-262.

“Blood and Soil in The Vampire Diaries,” Aeturnum: The Journal of Contemporary Gothic Studies 5.1 (June 2018): 43-59.

“The Monstrosity of the Wandering Jew: Charles Maturin’s Melmoth the Wanderer,” Anglistik: An International Journal of English Studies 30.3 (Fall 2019): 45-56 .

“The Shape of the End: Zombies, Medieval Apocalypse, and the End Times,” Revenant: Critical and Creative Studies of the Supernatural, forthcoming, Spring 2020.

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